Yes, we do have a certification examination available to test your skills in performing an FCE and using the webFCE software.
We do recommend it if you never performed an FCE test before, but it's minimal.
We have hundreds of algorithms behind each individual test you conduct that will be automatically calculated thus giving you much more time for your clinical analysis and decision making conclusions.
Yes. The FCE is based on peer-reviewed research (DOT-RFC) and has been shown to demonstrate face/content validity, construct validity, content validity and overall reliability. The report is accepted in all legal proceedings.
We regularly examine new peer-reviewed literature on Functional Capacity Evaluations to make sure we remain on the cutting edge of the latest standards for FCEs
Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, sitting, standing, walking, balance, stair climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, fine and gross motor testing, sensory, submaximal cardiorespiratory testing, consistency of effort testing, heart rate testing, full-time work tolerance and outcome questionnaire testing.
Functional capacity evaluations have been used in court and webFCE will hold up to any legal issues encountered.
Yes, you can make changes at any time while creating your report even after it has been initially saved.
Yes, all insurances will accept the CPT code 97750.
Almost all of the equipment required to perform the webFCE is found in a standard physical therapy clinic. If you are not affiliated with one, the equipment can be purchased at a minimal compared to other FCEs.
The FCE does not require much space at all to perform. A 10 by 10-foot room is ample space.
You can easily transport all the equipment including a laptop computer and a push-pull sled.
We have a free certification examination available to test your skills in performing an FCE. This also increases your credibility to employers and insurance carriers. However, while we recommend getting certified we do not require certification to use the software.
Yes. By reviewing and signing the consent, they gain a better of understanding of the process. The consent also covers the examiner for any situations that may arise during the test.
There is a core format to the FCE. However, the procedure and results are very flexible and can be customized to meet the needs of your client, insurance carrier and workplace.
When the client performs a complete FCE, it can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to complete depending on the type of injury and physical condition. Total time spent will depend on the individual’s capabilities, pain levels, impairments, etc.
The FCE is very easy to perform. All measurements are standard procedures performed by a clinician on a regular basis. Each work task is also clearly illustrated and outlined so that the clinician can easily refer to them while conducting the test.
There are a number of situations when an FCE should be performed such as: when a return to work capability is requested by the client’s work place and/or insurance carrier, after the client’s rehabilitation has concluded, to measure the client’s progress during their rehabilitation, or to determine a client’s general functional capacity such as for a disability determination.
Generally speaking, a follow-up FCE can be performed after one year but it may be indicated sooner if a change in function is noted.
Only one instructor is required to perform the FCE test.
There are several straightforward plans available for you to choose from depending on your needs and budget. The cost per test is very low compared to other FCE vendors. Check out our pricing here.
The typical reimbursement range is $600 to $1,200 per test.
A variety of medical professionals can perform the FCE, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants and exercise physiologists. However, you should check with your state’s board for the specific requirements.
It’s extremely easy. The bulk of the report generates automatically. However, there are many opportunities to customize your results and report and tailor it to the conditions and situations your client requires.
The FCE report averages around 25 pages. This includes a cover letter, table summary, all test procedures and scores, report summary, pain/outcome questionnaires, and references for each element of the test report.
Yes, there is usually a three-page summary section and a one-page summary table included in all reports.
Yes, it can be used for: disability determinations, pre-employment screening, estimating current functional abilities, estimating current functional abilities, Job placement test, Periodic screening, and Fitness for duty testing.
Usually not, but you should always check with your state and local rules and regulations. A physician referral, however, will often increase the odds of getting full reimbursement.
All tests and procedures consist of standard accepted techniques in the medical arena. They are also all referenced.